WIC Engadin 2008

WIC Engadin 2008ケガ人続出のWIC/SICですが、選手のケガが癒える間もなく、早くも WIC Engadin が28日にスイスで開催されます。参加選手の無事ゴールを祈るばかりです。

Switzerland. Blue lakes, green meadows and steep rocks are an attraction at this destination. The only constant factor of the Engadin World Inline Cup is that nothing stays constant. The marathon from Maloja to S’chanf might be the fastest in the world and notorious for its downhill runs, but it is as unpredictable as the tail wind, which can become a head wind after the 20th kilometre, or the sudden changes in weather and drops of temperature that are an everyday feature of life in the mountains, at 1800 metres above sea level. Once a year, the main traffic axe belongs to the Inline skaters, when 4500 skaters wheel through the valley. The Engadin World Inline Cup, on June 28th 2008 is a magic adventure.

World Inline Cup: www.world-inline-cup.com
Local organizer: www.swiss-inline-cup.ch
Host city: www.stmoritz.ch
ENGADIN WIC (SIC)
City: Saint Moritz / Engadin
Country: Switzerland
Day: Saturday, June 28th 2008
Class: Top Class
Competition: Marathon
Winner Points: 125 points
Expo: St. Moritz Parking Signalbahn
Start: Maloja
WIC Race Start: 4:50 pm
Finish: S-chanf
Course: Point to Point race, 42.195 k
Participants: 4500 participants
Prize money: CHF 20,000
Inline Skating Notebook: SsangYong SURSEE WIC 2007

WIC stage 7: Engadin announcement

This is the fastest; this is one of the most beautiful; this is a large avenue for speed skating in the middle of the mountains. Engadin will be held this coming Saturday.
Vincent Esnault, 24.06.2008
The scene takes place South-East of Switzerland, in the middle of the Alps. The 7th stage of the WIC is a point to point race, mainly a down hill race, fromMaloja to S-chanf.

Engadin WIC Course


This has been the fastest race ever raced in the past. And it will surely go faster this season with the 110mm wheels!

For the team of Rollerblade MPC World, Luca Saggiorato, Laura Lardani and Jana Gegner are among the favorites: they ahve powerful sprints, which is an advantage in that kind of race!

The start of the races will be held at 16:50 for the men, and 16:53 for the women. Keep in touch with the website to watch the results!
Team Rollerblade: WIC stage 7: Engadin announcement


WIC Engadin 2008


The big leading pack cope all the downhills and was skating on the last couple of kilometers. Suddenly the two Swiss Nicolas Iten (Rollerblade MPC World) and Severin Widmer (X-Tech-Crocs) sprinted out of the pack. Nobody followed them because it was already Iten's fourth breakaway in this race and they won. In the sprint of the pack, the French Yann Guyader (Alessi Powerslide World) was the fastest.

At the women's race, the Dutch Elma de Vries (CadoMotus World) succeeded the surprise. She won in front of the number 1 Cecilia Baena (Bont Wheels) and Liliana Holguin (World Inlinecenter - Matter).

Men 42km Results

  1. Nicolas Iten, (Rollerblade MPC World Team), SUI, 55.04,98
  2. Severin Widmer, (X-Tech-Crocs) SUI, 55.05,38
  3. Yann Guyader, (Powerslide Alessi World), FRA, 55.18,24
  4. Luca Saggiorato, (Rollerblade MPC World Team), ITA, 55.18,25
  5. Ben Alchin, (Inline Center SpiroTiger), NZL, 55.18,35
  6. Peter Michael, (Matter Inline Center World), NZL 55.18,46
  7. Thomas Boucher, (Rollerblade IBU Speedodrom), FRA, 55.18,50
  8. Alex Singenberger, (X-Tech-Crocs), SUI, 55.18,57
  9. Matteo Amabili, (Powerslide Alessi World), ITA, 55.18,58
  10. Elio Cuncu , (Powerslide Alessi World), GER, 55.18,59

Women 42km Results

  1. Elma de Vires, (CadoMotus World), NED, 1:04.47,37
  2. Cecilia Baena, (Bont Wheels), COL, 1:04.53,17
  3. Liana Holguin, (Matter World Inline Center), COL, 1:04.53,29
  4. Natatlia Altero, (Matter World Inline Center), ARG, 1:04.53,35
  5. Simona Di Eugenio, (Rollerblade MPC World Team), ITA, 1:04.53,48
  6. Alexandra Vivas, (Bont Wheels), COL, 1:04.53,67
  7. Melissa Bonnet, (Matter World Inline Center), ARG, 1:04.53,91
  8. Laura Lardani, (Rollerblade MPC World Team), ITA, 1:04.54,02
  9. Nicole Begg, (Bont Wheels), NZL, 1:04.54,06
  10. Sandra Gomez, (Powerslide Alessi World), ESP, 1:04.54,18
Bont Skates Message Board and News: Engadine WIC
INLINEFOTOS.CH: Engadine WIC (Photos)
Quartier Zopf Online: SIC Engadin 28.6.2008 (Photos)
x-tech-IDEEprint: Engadin World Inline Cup (Photos)

WIC Engadin: Nicolas forces the decision

Nicolas Iten first win in a WIC this season is not due to hazard. The Swiss skater, as well as the team, made a strong work during the race. As a consequence, Rollerblade MPC World leads the individual and the team rankings of the World Series!
Vincent Esnault, (Jun. 30, 2008)
It was sunny and a little windy in the alpine region of Engadin, last Saturday, for the 7th stage of the World Inline Cup. The big target of that race, for two seasons now, is to break the fastest time (51:09 in 2007); but to tell the truth right now, it will remain for one more year!

On another side, the men’s team of Rollerblade MPC World found the good speed for about five races now. The combination is pretty positive between the Italian sprinters (Saggio and Zanga) and the workers (Diego, Nicolas and Jorge). If one teammates escapes, it’s to take a podium; if it doesn’t work, the sprinters are around to capture the sprints. Once again, it perfectly worked in Engadin!

For the biggest part of the marathon, Diego and Nicolas tried to break or to control the pace for their sprinters. At the hottest moments, Diego actually took the control of the peloton to raise the speed in order to put his two sprinters in a comfortable situation.

There were many attempts of breakaway. But only one break lived till the end: Nicolas first escaped at 4kms to the end with Scott Arlidge (Zepto): they opened a little gap of about 250m. But Arlidge was soon swallowed back into the pack. Fortunately, Nico’s compatriot Severin Wiedmer (X-Tech-Crocs) managed to escape and to join the Rollerblade MPC World skater. The duo resisted till the line, and you know the end of the story: Nico forced the decison on this day which was his day, and won. Widmer captured the silver.

Nicolas Iten
Nico interviewed after his winning race (photo by Hoa Wunderli)

Behind, Jorge Cifuentes leaded out the pack for his two sprinters, Saggio and Zanga. The last of them was not able to make his sprint correctly, because of a skater’s changing of line. But Luca was on the good line towards the bronze. He finally couldn’t resist to French Guyader (Alessi Powerslide), who jumped like a frog on the podium by a tinny hole on the right side of the road…

Anyway, Luca is still the provisional leader of the WIC, and the leader of a winning team of Rollerblade MPC World!
Team Rollerblade: WIC Engadin: Nicolas forces the decision

CH: de Vries wins Engadin WIC

(June 28, 2008)
Elma de VriesIn a solo breakaway just 3 short kilometers from the finish, CadoMotus' Elma de Vries has claimed victory in the Engadin WIC Marathon.

No sign of rain this year in Engadin, with nice skating conditions on a partially cloudy day the Pro women took off in a group of around 50 athletes where factory teams quickly tried to make a mark on the race but were contained by the pack speed on the World's quickest marathon course where the vast majority of the race is downhill. Add to the natural grade of the race the fact that, since 2002, wheel diameters have been steadily on the increase - and you have a Men's event finishing 42km well inside the hour (00:55:04), and the Women fast-approaching the hour mark also (1:04:47).

The big move came today from de Vries, who continues to improve on the WIC circuit following a strong result in Wolvega (NL), and in Engadin gained her best result yet. Attacking alone in the final kilometers, de Vries held on to take a surprising win 6 seconds ahead of the sprinting field.

The sprint was lead home by Cecilia Baena (COL) who claimed yet another field sprint and is largely unchallenged for sprint-finish dominance this season. Baena was this week followed by a far more multicultural group rather than the flood of her countrywomen as has happened in previous weeks - with just 6 Colombian girls in the Top 20 in Engadin.

This is the CadoMotus World Ladies second WIC victory after Hilde Goovaerts (BEL) won the final WIC stage in Berlin in September last year.

160 skaters contested the Pro Mens event which, although fast, did not reach the average speeds of last year's record time by Peter Michael (NZL), this year's race finishing some 4 minutes slower than Michael's record.

The two Swiss men, Nicolas Iten (Rollerblade MPC) and Severin Widmer (X-Tech Crocs) managed to distance themselves from the pack who did not send out any immediate chase. The two managed to continue alone to the finish, where Iten was too strong for Widmer, who arrived a second behind the winner. Just 14 seconds back, the field sprint was brought home by Yann Guyader (FRA, 3rd) and Luca Saggiorato (ITA, 4th) - the two continuing their field sprint duel this season where previous sprint dominator Saggiorato is being outdone by the Frenchman.
Pure Skating News: de Vries wins Engadin WIC

Nico wins Engadin!

Nicolas Iten won the WIC stage of Engadin last Saturday! Nicolas managed to break with Severin Widmer at 4kms to the line. He crossed the line victoriously, 14 seconds before the pack, in the fast time of 55:04:98 minutes.
Vincent Esnault (Jun. 29, 2008)
It's his first win of the season and the third one in a row for the team of Rollerblade MPC World after Sursee (Jana) and Rennes (Diego). Nicolas Iten won his home stage of Engadin, taking the win after a break with his compatriot Severin Widmer (X-Tech-Crocs).

Luca Saggiorato took the fourth rank of the race, behind Yann Guyader (Alessi Powerslide). The Italian sprinter still leads the provisionnal ranking of the WIC with 650 points.

In the ladies race, Laura Lardani captured the 8th place, in the same time than the peloton (1:04:00). Netherlander Elma De Vries (Cado Motus) won a surprising victory, 5 seconds before the utral favorite Cecilia Baena (Bont).
Team Rollerblade: Nico wins Engadin!

YANN GUYADER 3rd in Engadin

by JvS (Jun. 28, 2008)
Yann Guyader just finished 3rd in the Engadin marathon. As he was one place in front of Luca Saggiorato he improved once again his chances on the victory in the general ranking. Yann won the sprint of the pack, behind the two Swiss guys who managed to stay away, Nicolas Iten and Severin Widmer. Powerslide Alessi had once again 3 guys in the top ten. Also very good the sixth place of Peter Michael, of Matter World Inline Center team.
Also the women team of WIC MAtter, did another great race, with Liana Holguin on the 3rd spot and three girls in the top ten.
Powerslide Racing News: YANN GUYADER 3rd in Engadin

Overall Ranking after 7 races and C1 class.

Men Teams
Luca Saggiorato
Luca Saggiorato
Yann Guyader
Yann Guyader
Francesco Zangarini
Francesco Zangarini
  1. Luca Saggiorato, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 650 Points

  2. Yann Guyader, FRA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 638

  3. Francesco Zangarini, ITA, (Rollerblade MPC), 538

  4. Diego Rosero, COL, (Rollerblade MPC), 496

  5. Andres F. Munoz COL (Matter World Inline Center), 434

  6. Massimiliano Presti, ITA (Luigino Answer Wheels), 428

  7. Stefano Galliazzo, ITA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 427

  8. Fabio Francolini, ITA, (Powerslide Alesi World), 393

  9. Alexander Jose Bastidas, VEN, (Bont Bacata), 378

  10. Antonio Ruales, COL, (Bont IDRD Bogota), 362
Women Teams
Cecilia Baena
Cecilia Baena
Nicole Begg
Nicole Begg
Liana Holguin
Liana Holguin
  1. Cecilia Baena, COL, (Bont Wheels), 785 Points

  2. Nicole Begg, NZL, (Bont Wheels), 559

  3. Liana Holguin, COL, (Matter World Inline Center), 550

  4. Alexandra Vivas, COL, (Bont Wheels), 528

  5. Nadine Gloor, SUI, (Rollerblade I.P.U.), 443

  6. Natalia Artero, ARG (Inline Center Matter Woman), 420

  7. Kelly Martinez , COL, (Bont IDRD Bogota Positiva), 404

  8. Jana Gegner, GER, (Rollerblade MPC), 389

  9. Sara Ervitti . VEN, (Bont Bacata ), 386

  10. Giovanna Turchiarelli, ITA, (Powerslide Alessi), 384





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